Jung: A little more tolerance towards one’s self

If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.

—Two Essays on Analytical Psychology: New Paths in Psychology, 1912

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One Response to Jung: A little more tolerance towards one’s self

  1. I have thought a fair bit about this one…..the ‘treat others as you would want to be treated’ Christian doctrine supposes that we DO love ourselves. I don’t see a lot of that, therefore, those who don’t love themselves do treat others as they want to be treated – abusively, because it supports their lack of self-love. So yes, more self-understanding and acceptance is definitely needed.

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